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17 Dec 2010 14:40:49

| Submit Comments| Comments (3)| Printable Version1/1Play SlideshowClose MapBACK: Aleksandar KolarovManchester City striker Carlos Tevez is expected to return in the Barclays Premier League match against Everton on Monday. Tevez was rested on Thursday night when the team drew with Juventus in the Europa League after missing the West Ham victory through suspension. Aleksandar Kolarov is also available after a ban but Nigel de Jong sits it out under the totting up procedure. Ahead of the game City coach David Platt is confident the Tevez saga will not affect the performance and said: "I think players keep themselves in a bubble. In my experience of professional football they are very resilient. "We know there is an issue around the club but it is not an issue that affects what is happening on the pitch. "Once they cross that white line they go out and play. I don't think it will be a problem with our on-field stuff. Meanwhile, Steven Pienaar is doubtful for Everton. The South Africa midfielder will be given a fitness test as he continues to battle the groin injury that forced him off after 66 minutes against Wigan last week. Mikel Arteta serves the final game of a three-match suspension and John Heitinga (knee) is again likely to be out.  Defender Tony Hibbert is back in contention after having stitches in an ankle wound. Manchester City (from): Hart, Richards, Bridge, Lescott, Boyata, Kolarov, Vieira, Barry, Johnson, K Toure, Y Toure, Silva, Tevez, Jo, Adebayor, Balotelli, Given, Milner, Kompany, Boateng, Logan, Cunningham. Everton (from): Howard, Neville, Distin, Jagielka, Baines, Coleman, Cahill, Pienaar, Fellaini, Rodwell, Osman, Saha, Yakubu, Beckford, Anichebe, Bilyaletdinov, Gueye, Hibbert, Duffy, Baxter, Mucha. City league form: DWDWW Everton league form: LDLDD Key opponent: Tim Cahill - the zonal-marking Blues must watch the Aussie like a hawk from set-pieces Prediction: City 2 Everton 1 - on paper this looks like a home win, which is exactly why City must be careful. If they focus they should win. Agree with the prediction? Have your say. Click  here for all the latest odds from Betfred. | Submit Comments| Comments (3)| Printable VersionAdd A CommentEnter your comments:Sending


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